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Saturday 22 July 2017

Man (40s) arrested over fatal shooting of Aidan O'Driscoll released

Aidan O'Driscoll
Aidan O'Driscoll
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man in his early 40s who was rrested in connection with the investigation into the fatal shooting of Aidan O’Driscoll was this afternoon released without charge.

A file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man was arrested in the Cork area last night, Sunday April 9 and was detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended.

O'Driscoll was the former chief of staff of the RIRA and was involved in a number of feuds with Dublin gangs.

He was shot dead in an ambush in Blackpool in Cork and it is believed he fell victim to a power struggle within the dissident republican ranks in Cork, with the former chief of staff also being targeted because of personal feuds with a number of other RIRA men.

Up to four getaway vehicles may have been used in the attack.

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